Category: ESXi

vSphere 5.5 U1 NFS APD Fix out

A couple of months ago when upgrading one of my Nutanix clusters to vSphere 5.5 U1 I started to see what appeared to be random loss of connection to my NFS datastores. All VMs on the datastores would become inaccessible, then a few minutes later, access would be restored. As...

VMware ESXi 5.1 Patches Released

Hot off the presses are some ESXi 5.1 patches. This build of ESXi 5.1 (1157734) fixes several bugs and more importantly addresses some security issues. As always in any environment, please test out the patches thoroughly before putting them into production. Each environment is unique, and issues may surface that could cause you some headaches. These...

HP ESXi 5.0 U1 Updated ISO Image

A few days ago VMware released an updated custom HP ISO image for ESXi 5.0 Update 1, which includes all of the HP specific drivers and agents. The big difference between this release and prior HP ESXi 5.0 releases is that you can download them directly from VMware and not...

VMware Security Patches Released for Several Products

VMware released a security advisory on June 14, 2012 and patch for a variety of virtualization products. Details of the affected products and the vulnerabilities are below. You can download the ESX(i) patches from here. VMware Product Running Replace with/ Product Version on Apply Patch ============= ======= ======= ================= vCenter any Windows...

Create Custom HP ESXi 5.0 ISO Media

Similar to my post on how to create custom Cisco UCS ESXi 5.0 installation media, I thought I would tackle the same problem for HP ProLiant servers. Yes, HP does provide regularly updated ESXi installation media that bundles in their drivers, but it doesn't always have the latest security patches....

vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide Draft Release

A few days ago VMware released a public draft of the vSphere 5.0 Hardening Guide. Unlike the vSphere 4.0 Hardening Guide that I've talked about before, this version only comes in an Excel Spreadsheet form. Personally, I think the PDF format of the 4.0 Guide is easier to read, but...

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